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Old 01-17-2011, 05:21 AM   #721
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i wanna go to laneway but that's so much money. i'm spoiled, i'm used to how much cheaper it is to see stuff in memfiz.
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I couldn't name a Sufjan song. Im going to see De La Soul and possibly Primal Scream as well in Feb.
I was thinking of going to see De La Soul again too, we'll see how things go.

I wish shows weren't so expensive here. Sufjan tickets are a bit cheaper than I was expecting, though.
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Are they good live? They're playing ...is Dead in full, which I haven't heard (but it's critically acclaimed).

And yeah our ticket prices suck. Lolla & Coachella tickets were half the price of Splendour tickets and their lineups featured pretty much every good act under the sun.
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Though if we want to talk Triple J stereotypes, this is pretty much on the money: How to be a J-fag - Rate Your Music
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I hate exclusive Triple J listeners. The ones who say, "oh, I love Florence + The Machine" but only know You've Got the Love and Dog Days Are Over because they only listen to Triple J and won't actually go out and buy the album.
Yeah that annoys my heaps. The same goes for any other band that has a breakout song or a band who gets a lot of airtime on commercial radio....."I F'ing love *insert band* how good as that *insert song* song!
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^ Fuck, that's unreal. They look like they've gone through a really awful Photoshop effect.

Danny, De La Soul is probably the best concert I've ever been to. It was just non-stop fun from beginning to end. And ...is Dead is a great album, definitely listen to it first.
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yeah it's pretty amazing. there's more pictures up now on page two of that link.

awesome, i'll definitely go then. i love that Rollerskating Jam song.
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Elvis Costello is coming!! Does anyone wanna come?
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i'm really enjoying these Oprah specials. i think anyone who complains about the money we spent is really cynical.
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We are getting Elvis Costello (and the Imposters), Bob Dylan, Grace Jones, Blind Boys of Alabama (with Aaron Neville), Gurrumul, Mavis Staples, Michael Franti, The Cat Empire, Rockwiz and a host of others at the blues and roots festival.

Best bit - we can walk there as it is just down the road. Gotta love living in Freo
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i'm really enjoying these Oprah specials. i think anyone who complains about the money we spent is really cynical.
I'm just utterly sick of hearing about that bloody woman.

And why on earth should we have spent any money on her visit here anyway?
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And why on earth should we have spent any money on her visit here anyway?
If you think of it purely as advertising (which it is), then for that amount of time, during that show, to that market - $4 million is a fucking steal. Seriously. It's all cringeworthy, but it is a master stroke. Tourism Australia has bungled around forever, they got this investment right. And this from someone with a pretty strong Oprah gag reflex.
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but also i found the specials pretty entertaining. and i by no means watch her standard shows. fuck there's going to be Australians watching these specials who travel in their own country because of them.

it's like people who say "why do we have fireworks on NYE when the money should be going to schools and hospitals?" i think it's okay to spend money to make people smile.
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Oh yay, a bunch of people are coming to Australia not because they're genuinely interested in it, not because they have an enduring fascination with its natural beauty, not because they wish to experience its society and culture - but because Oprah endorsed it. Forgive me if I'm not leaping with joy. The Oprah endorsement factor's been bad enough for literature.

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If you think of it purely as advertising (which it is), then for that amount of time, during that show, to that market - $4 million is a fucking steal. Seriously. It's all cringeworthy, but it is a master stroke. Tourism Australia has bungled around forever, they got this investment right. And this from someone with a pretty strong Oprah gag reflex.
Because she's so poor and couldn't have funded it herself.

What are we now anyway, just a brand to be hocked off? Are we that desperate for the approval (via tourist dollars) of others?
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she also endorsed qantas. i wonder if she'll be a party in the lawsuit when a bunch of slightly overweight middle americans are scared by another a380 losing an engine over batam.
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